Cowichan-Newcastle

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Cowichan-Newcastle was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It appeared in two separate eras, the later in the British Columbia elections of 1960 and 1963 elections.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1986
Population change, 1903–1986
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Political geography[edit]

Notable elections[edit]

First Nations[edit]

Notable MLAs[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners in each election are in bold.

16th British Columbia election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Cyril Francis Davie 1,246 31.26% unknown
Provincial Kenneth Forrest Duncan 870 21.83% unknown
  Canadian Labour Party (B.C. Section) Samuel Guthrie 1,132 28.40% unknown
  Liberal Wymond Wolverton Walkem 738 18.51% unknown
Total valid votes 3,986 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
17th British Columbia election, 1928
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Cyril Francis Davie 2,360 58.17% unknown
  Independent St. George Gray 90 2.22% unknown
  Independent Labour Party Samuel Guthrie 1,607 39.61% unknown
Total valid votes 4,057 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 108
Turnout %


British Columbia general election, 1933
Party Candidate Votes %
Oxford Group Hugh George Egioke Savage 1,655 40.88
Co-operative Commonwealth Samuel Guthrie 1,288 31.82
Independent Conservative Cyril Francis Davie 585 14.45
Liberal David Ramsay 520 12.85
Total valid votes 4,048 100.00
Total rejected ballots 6
19th British Columbia election, 1937
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Conservative Clement Pemberton Deykin 639 13.76% unknown
  Liberal Arnold Christmas Flett 1,224 26.35% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Samuel Guthrie 1,560 33.58% unknown
  Independent Hugh George Egioke Savage 1,222 26.31% unknown
Total valid votes 4,645 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 42
Turnout %
20th British Columbia election, 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Arnold Christmas Flett 1,739 29.78 unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Samuel Guthrie 2,757 47.22% unknown
Conservative Edmund William Neel 1,343 23.00% unknown
Total valid votes 5,839 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 61
Turnout %
21st British Columbia election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Samuel Guthrie 3,768 55.33% unknown
Conservative Macgregor Fullarton Macintosh 3,042 44.67% unknown
Total valid votes 6,810 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 68
Turnout %
22nd British Columbia election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Independents Thomas James Boyles 60 0.61% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Samuel Guthrie 4,194 42.81% unknown
Union of Electors Norman Webster Joyce 38 0.39% unknown
Coalition Andrew Mowatt Whisker 5,505 56.19% unknown
Total valid votes 9,797 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 217
Turnout %
23rd British Columbia election, 1952 1
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
     BC Social Credit League William Hindle Bryant 1,886 17.63% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Robert Martin Strachan 4,636 43.34% 5,697 58.36% unknown
  Liberal Andrew Mowatt Whisker 2,711 25.35% 4,064 41.64% unknown
Conservative James Chesterfield Wragg 1,463 13.68%
Total valid votes 10,696 100.00% 9,761
Total rejected ballots 334
Turnout %
1 Preferential ballot. First and final counts shown only, of three (3).
24th British Columbia election, 1953 2
Party Candidate Votes
1st count
% Votes
final count
% ±%
  Independent William Hindle Bryant 118 1.14% unknown
Labour Progressive Myrtle Woodward Bergren 168 1.63%
  Progressive Conservative Earl Grey English 510 4.94% unknown
     BC Social Credit League Percy Hawkings 2,686 26.00% 3,878 42.05% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Robert Martin Strachan 4,517 43.73% 5,345 57.95% unknown
  Liberal Andrew Mowatt Whisker 2,330 22.56% - - % unknown
Total valid votes 10,329 100.00% 9,223
Total rejected ballots 500
Turnout %
2 Preferential ballot. First and final counts shown only, of five (5).
27th British Columbia election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Robert James Harvey 1,611 16.44% unknown
Social Credit Charles William Parker 3,173 32.38% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Robert Martin Strachan 5,015 51.18% unknown
Total valid votes 9,799 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 91
Turnout %
26th British Columbia election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Communist Hjalmar Peter Bergren 170 1.59% unknown
Social Credit Hazel Viola Fee 3,033 28.43% unknown
  Progressive Conservative John Joseph Kerrone 1,206 11.30% unknown
  Co-operative Commonwealth Fed. Robert Martin Strachan 6,261 58.68% unknown
Total valid votes 10,670 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 115
Turnout 66.77%
27th British Columbia election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Progressive Conservative Cyril Craig 840 7.82% unknown
  New Democrat Robert Martin Strachan 5,422 50.47% unknown
Social Credit Donald Christopher Morton 3,576 33.29% unknown
  Liberal George Wilfrid Whittaker 904 8.42% unknown
Total valid votes 10,742 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 92
Turnout %

After the 1963 election, Cowichan-Newcastle was redistributed. It was absorbed into the Cowichan-Malahat and Nanaimo ridings.

Sources[edit]

Elections BC website - historical election data